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Christoper Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd played the role of Klingon Commander Kruge in the 1984 film Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. He is perhaps best recognized for his roles on the television series Taxi and the successful Back to the Future films.

Born in Stamford, Connecticut, Lloyd attended the prestigious Fessenden School in Massachusetts and later Staples High School in Connecticut, graduating from the latter in 1957. Since embarking on a career in acting, he has appeared in over a hundred film and television projects as well as over 200 stage productions, and has become a highly recognized figure in show business.

Lloyd first rose to fame as Reverend Jim Ignatowski on the ABC (and later NBC) television comedy Taxi. Lloyd won two Emmy Awards for his role as the lovable, burnt-out Ignatowski, one in 1982 and another in 1983. Coincidentally (as revealed in the episode "Jim Joins the Network"), Lloyd's character was a huge fan of Star Trek who resented NBC's decision to cancel the show. However, one of the character's qualms about the series was the male Romulan commander (in "Balance of Terror"), whom he believed "did things no Romulan would ever do."

Did You Know that originally, the three brightest stars on the emblem of the United Federation of Planets, as designed for Star Trek: The Next Generation, were going to represent Vulcan, Qo'noS, and Earth, because it was thought that the Klingons might have actually joined the Federation?

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1918
Percy Rodriguez is born.
1929
Ralph McQuarrie is born.
1930
Joan Pearce is born.
1943
Malcolm McDowell is born.
1950
Christine Healy is born.
1957
Ada Maris is born.
1958
Dennis Ott is born.
1964
Hugh Aodh O'Brien is born.
1965
Lisa Vidal and Mark Correy are born.
1966
Eighth and final day of filming on TOS: "Mudd's Women". Production went half day over schedule. Rigel XII scenes are filmed today.
First script draft for TOS: "The Man Trap" is submitted.
First draft script for TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever" is submitted.
1967
Third day of filming on TOS: "Amok Time". The sickbay scenes are filmed today.
1968
Fred Tatasciore is born.
Third day of filming on TOS: "The Paradise Syndrome".
Story outline for TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren" is submitted, originally titled "The Sons of Socrates".
Story outline submitted for the undeveloped Original Series episode "The Aurorals" by Frank Paris.
Final draft script for TOS: "The Enterprise Incident" is submitted.
1970
The Thirteenth UK Story Arc concludes in TV21 & Joe 90 #38 with the seventh of seven installments.
1971
Shannon Fill is born.
1972
Matt "Batt" Banning is born.
1981
Andreas Maaninka is born.
1988
Bree Wasylenko is born.
1991
Forty-second day of filming on Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
1993
DS9: "Duet" airs.
1996
Forty-eighth day of filming on Star Trek: First Contact.
1997
Sixth day of filming on VOY: "The Gift".
Final draft script for VOY: "Nemesis" is submitted.
Star Trek: First Contact premieres in Denmark and Turkey.
2001
Twenty-second day of filming on ENT: "Broken Bow". Scenes are filmed on location in Bakersfield.
2010
Al Williamson dies.
2013
Star Trek Into Darkness premieres in the Czech Republic and Israel.

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